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Fox’s ‘REL’ Starring Lil Rel Howery Proves To Be One Of the Funniest Shows Coming To TV this Fall

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The latest new addition to Fox’s schedule coming up this Fall is “REL”, a comedy series starring Lil Rel Howery, from Jerrod Carmichael, Mike Scully and 20th Century Fox TV. Rel, also co-stars Sinbad as his dad. Written and executive produced by Josh Rabinowitz, Kevin Barnett, Howery and directed by Gerry Cohen, Rel was inspired by Howery’s life. It centers on Lil Rel, a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to “always believe in yourself and great things will come.” That mindset is soon put to the test when he learns his wife is having an affair with his own barber. He tries to rebuild his life post-divorce as a long-distance single father on the West Side of Chicago on a quest for love, respect, and of course, a new barber.

Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore and Jordan L. Jones also co-star in the series along with special appearances by comedian DC Young Fly.



On Saturday, July 7th in New Orleans, during the 2018 Essence Festival weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a private advanced screening of the Fox television series along with watching a discussion of the show which was moderated by The Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr.

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After watching the first peek at an episode of the show, I must say that it was hard to hold back the laughs! This show was not just touching on serious matters that men or women may experience after going through a divorce, but it displayed a positive way of how you could make the most out of any situation with a few laughs.

The creativity behind the show was truly amazing and definitely one of those shows that you want to make sure you don’t leave the couch for the sake of missing something else hilariously happening. Seriously, you have to have all your snacks on deck and bathroom breaks out the way before sitting down to watch this show!

The room was packed all the way up to the balcony for the private screening of the new comedy sitcom. The room would only remain silent for a brief few seconds before you were surrounded by outbursts of laughter while watching the show.

I’m also super excited to see the legendary comedian Sinbad part of the cast and also to have seen comedians who have made their rise from social media platforms like “Jess Hilarious” and DC Young Fly on the show. There was never a dull moment while watching the show and I’m so excited to see a show with so much humor and creativity like this coming to television! I left the event ready to see more from the producers and cast behind this sitcom!


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In my opinion, this show definitely proves to be one of the funniest shows that viewers will tune into when it airs this Fall! Be sure to also catch a special preview of the show on September 9th after the NFL on the Fox network.

Check out some of the discussion from the screening below.

If you haven’t already seen the trailer, then take a look at it below!


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Marlon Wayans Is Hilarious In His New Comedy Special ‘Woke-ish’


Marlon Wayans is a laugh riot in his new stand-up ‘Woke-ish’

I have always enjoyed watching Marlon Wayans for a while now. Every since he was on In Living Color he has always managed to make me laugh. His roles in movies like, “Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood”, “White Chicks”,“Senseless”, and more are just a few of my favorites!

He continued to make me laugh on The Wayans Brothers. He has grown so much as a comedian since then, but he is still very funny. When I heard he was doing a new stand-up special on Netflix called ‘Woke-ish’, I already knew it was going to be funny because of his personality and interesting just off of the title!

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“Comedian and actor Marlon Wayans brings down the house in his honest, energetic and animated debut Netflix Original stand-up comedy special, Marlon Wayans: Woke-ish. Filmed at MGM National Harbor’s The Theater in Washington D.C. in front of a packed audience, Wayans doesn’t miss a beat as he opens people’s eyes about the White House feeling like a reality show, jokes about rappers aging with their music, addresses the blatant racism in America, and reflects on the conversations he’s had with his teenage children.”

What I enjoyed about this special is that Marlon Wayans made us laugh while also bringing some much needed honest attention to matters going on in the White House, community, music industry and even with us as a black community!

I must admit that this special is among the best and if you haven’t already watched this on Netflix then you seriously need to check it out!

Watch the Trailer below and click HERE to watch the comedy special Woke-Ish now by Marlon Wayans!


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Comedian/Actor Bill Bellamy Says “Prince is the Best Singer/Musician/Dancer EVER!!!”

Comedian/ Actor Bill Bellamy took to his Instagram today to share that he felt the late legendary pop star, Prince was the, “Best Singer/Musician/Dancer/Entertainer EVER!!! “ He went on to add, “Name two artists better!! I give you $5 !!!! @brunomars is his protege’ I’m just saying!!!’ Let’s Go!! “

Now of course we know that statement is guaranteed to stir up some emotions with the fact that many would argue that the late Michael Jackson was the best singer, dancer and entertainer ever. Prince was an amazing artist, musician, and performer but do you all really feel he was the best ever?

Check out the video Bill Bellamy shared below and comment your thoughts on what he had to say.




We are shining the light on a young man, who has been known to grind hard as a successful Comedian and Filmmaker. Calvin Howard has not only captured attention in the Southern region but even as far as the West Coast!

Calvin S. Howard or (Mr. Grind), as many of his fans know him by, has a stage name that truly speaks for itself. From a very young age, he has been doing just that…Grinding! Howard has been entertaining the social media world for over a decade. He started off doing live prank phone calls and innovating hilarious remakes of songs in Yahoo chat rooms. Calvin  later branched out from the chat rooms to the site, known as Myspace. There he went on to record his comedy videos for fans to listen and download. Through this grind, he found his talent in Video production and Comedy. This later turned into a long-term passion!

Howard worked hard to research and teach himself everything he knows about the entertainment industry, and has successfully executed these talents. He has been demanded in several states and countries just from his popularity on YouTube. This innovative Comedian and Video producer captivates his audience by finding new ways to put a twist on old school types of comedy, whether its creating side cracking skits or producing stand-up comedy shows.



Calvin found his artistry in Videography while shooting his own personal comedy productions (Mr. Grind’s Comedy) in the past and is currently expanding his talents into the field of cinematography. With over 10 years of video experience under his belt, he has become a well-seasoned cinematographer specializing in commercials, party events, music videos, short films and more.

So what led the young Comedian & Filmmaker into pursuing a career in comedy?

“I always knew I wanted to do comedy. When I was in junior high school, the teacher asked everybody what they wanted to be and I said a Comedian. One young lady in class was like, “A Comedian….you’re not even funny”, but after a while I started going to the blog chat rooms on Yahoo, AOL, etc. and started doing prank phone calls, and remaking songs by playing the instrumentals to make people laugh. Soon after, I started getting really popular in the chat rooms. People would request me to do prank phone calls and more. I was never really inspired by anyone to pursue comedy, but more so inspired by making people laugh”.

Howard has proven to be the example of hard work in the game, since making his popular appearance on the social media scene 10 years ago! He has maintained a successful social media following of over 200K subscribers on YouTube, and millions of viewers on all social media sites. He has traveled as far as Los Angeles, CA to help conduct the filming of trailers for clients for Love & Hip Hop as well as assisted on set for a host of Music Artists & Music Producers.



Calvin Howard known to many in the capital city of Montgomery, Alabama , has brought the city Comedy Shows, and teamed up with a multitude of comedians to bring laughter back into the communities. His comedy parodies have landed him exposure on popular sites such as World Star Hip Hop on numerous occasions, topping out with over a million views, and even capturing the attention of Celebrity Artists!

Howard has definitely lived up to his famous name “MrGrind” for his continuous hard work.

“I gave myself the name “Mr. Grind” because I’m a multi-talented person and I basically grind and hustle in many different ways. At one point I sold on eBay, sold merchandise and at the same time I was doing comedy, and videos. I found many different niches to make money. So that’s what I felt I was doing…just grinding, and of course it wasn’t no stripper name (laughing) in case people were wondering.”



Calvin has the gift to naturally make people laugh. This is what fans adore about him the most and what will forever continue to mold & push his career forward into greater heights for the industry. Outside of filming he is busy interacting with his fans daily via social media and staying involved with what’s going on around them in the community.

Howard spoke briefly on some goals he plans to work towards in the upcoming year as well as his learning experiences over the years, stating:

“I plan to remain consistent with my comedy and work on having an organized show whether it’s via social media or on a network. I want to showcase a variety of entertainment around the world throughout my production.”

“My comedy has helped me grow in many ways because it has allowed me to experience many different types of people. You will have people that are really trying to help you out and you have some who are just trying to benefit from you. Through it all, you learn to appreciate the actual fan base that stays loyal to you and continues to watch you. They are the ones that really support you more so than the people that might be the closest to you.”

The young Filmmaker & Comedian is looking to team up with television networks to produce his own Reality TV series soon! He is one to keep your eyes on and you can definitely expect great things from him in the upcoming year!


Keep Up with Comedian & Filmmaker Calvin S. Howard on Social Media!



Katch Up with Actor/Comedian Brandon T. Jackson

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Actor/Comedian Brandon T. Jackson

Brandon T. Jackson has been very busy lately and we are so proud of him with all of his latest achievements. The actor recently starred in a very popular love film, “Love By The 10th Date‘ which premiered on Lifetime. The movie was a hit with fans all over! The film had every woman wishing they had the character Dorian (Brandon T. Jackson) as their boyfriend. The film also starred, Meagan Good, Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson, Christian Keyes, Kellee Stewart and more! 

The film tells the story of four friends (Meagan Good, Kelly Rowland, Keri Hilson, Kellee Stewart) trying to balance their dating adventures with their career ambitions at an upscale magazine, teaching themselves and each other how to get the most out of love and life.

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If you haven’t seen the film then you should definitely check it out! The film is available On Demand. I believe the film has a character that everyone can relate to in the field of finding love.

Brandon T. Jackson also recently appeared on The Real!

Catch Brandon T. Jackson on the Road!

Check Out the Clip from the show Below!

The work doesn’t stop there for the loved actor! 

Brandon T. Jackson stars in the new scary movie, “Eloise,” alongside Chace Crawford, but you’d be surprised at what happens to his character that defies the stereotype! Eloise tells the story of four friends that break into an abandoned insane asylum in search of a death certificate which will grant one of them a large inheritance. However, finding it soon becomes the least of their worries in a place haunted by dark memories.

Outside of putting in work on the screen, Brandon has been on tour. The #FreshNFunny Tour began last year, and has sold out shows everywhere!

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I had the pleasure of catching one of his shows in Atlanta, GA and the entire spot was on the edge of their seats in laughter the entire performance. Jackson has always proven himself to be very down to earth and realistic when it comes to reaching the audience. I believe what we adore the most is his knowledgeable way of relaying information to us while keeping it real about society and life experiences. 

Not only has the 32 year old been busy making us all laugh and entertaining us in the movies, he currently has his own clothing line! Yes Mr. Jackson is a business man with his hands quite busy these days. The clothing line represents his spiritual view on life and is called, Kingdom Clothing. The clothing line has been quite successful!

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Kingdom Clothing Line

We are so proud of the Actor and honestly we can’t wait to see him appear in more films this year. He truly deserves is own show!

You can keep up with Actor/Comedian Brandon T. Jackson on all Social Media Sites!

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For those of you who may not be familiar with all the many accomplishments of Brandon, you can check out more information on him below.

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About Brandon T. Jackson:

Brandon Timothy Jackson( March 7, 1984) was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, he is the son of Beverly Yvonne (Bozeman) and Wayne Timothy Jackson. His parents are both pastors, and his maternal grandfather was a Pentecostal child preacher. He credits his sense of humor to both his father and his life straddling the fence between suburbia and the inner city.

Brandon held the title of “class clown” and grew his passion for comedy and acting by doing talent shows and performing at youth nights at his father’s church. By age 14, Brandon’s career as a stand-up comic evolved from local school shows and community projects, such as the “Motor City Youth Festival”, to an appearance in Marc Cayce‘s film, Nikita Blues (2001).

Brandon took an internship at local Detroit radio station 93.1 FM and soon found himself as a guest host at 105.9 FM. Brandon’s drive took him to Hollywood where, in 2001, he was cast as an extra in major movies such as Ali (2001), Bowling for Columbine (2002) and 8 Mile (2002). He began to get calls to open up and work with comedians, such as Chris Tucker and Wayne Brady.

After Brandon’s performances at New York City’s “Showtime at the Apollo” and BET’s Comicview (1992), the 19-year-old actor/comedian was cast in his first major movie role as Shad Moss‘s (X) best friend, “Junior”, in Roll Bounce (2005). He won Black Reel’s 2006 Best Breakthrough Performance award for his performance.

Jackson starred opposite NBA basketball superstar Kevin Durant in Thunderstruck (2012) and’Martin Lawrence (I)’ in the third incarnation of the highly profitable Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011) franchise released by Fox in 2011. He played Lawrence’s son and the two went undercover to solve a murder. Jackson is perhaps best known as Alpha Chino from the high- concept runaway hit Tropic Thunder (2008).

Jackson received rave reviews for his role as the satyr Grover Underwood, the best friend and protector of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), opposite Logan Lerman and Alexandra Daddario. Brandon co-starred in both Hulu’s original series Deadbeat(2014) and Showtimes’s _Californication (2008) (V)_.

Brandon currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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